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Friday 15 September 2023

Winning photos from our 2023 competition - update

 Here are the 12 winning photos from our 2023 competition, which will go onto our 2024 calendar:

The subject of the competition was "Life in Hartford".

Our winners were Susan McBain, Alexandra Spencer, Ladies of the WI, Paul Cunningham, Nevan Kiernan, Denise Atkinson, Paula Manley, Peter Clayton and Teresa Nixon.

The catchy front cover of our calendar, see below, is artwork by pupils of Hartford Manor, very cleverly depicting ‘Life in Hartford’ which was this year's theme.

Thank you for all your entries and we will hopefully have the calendars by end of October.

If you’d like one reserving please email

Trip to RHS Bridgewater

Hartford Civic Society’s latest coach trip took place on Wednesday 13th September. We went to RHS Garden Bridgewater, Worsley.

Many thanks to Mike Pinchien for organising the trip. We had the one day when the weather was superb.

We all had a lovely day and got lots of ideas for our own gardens. The RHS Gardens are very new, just over 2 years old, but they have already done so much and you can see their plans for the near future.
There were 31 people on the trip, we left at 9.30am and returned at 4.30pm. A guided tour of the walled gardens was included which was very informative.

Here are a few pictures of the day: